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NBA Ballers: Chosen One Game Poster Image
age 9+
Stripped down b-ball, arcade, for niche players.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2008)
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Xiaolin Showdown TV Poster Image
age 9+
Unlikely plots and martial arts clichés.
Network: WB
(2003)
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Dinosaur King TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Card-game-based anime has too many fierce battles.
Network: CW
(2007)
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Kicking & Screaming Movie Poster Image
age 9+
This sometimes-obnoxious comedy is no Elf.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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Rebound Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tired comedy about middle school basketball.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Sandlot 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so sequel to a favorite kids' movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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We Are Marshall Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Conventional football drama doesn't quite score.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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FIFA Soccer 08 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Excellent soccer sim series got a little harder.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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Baseball Great Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clunky but taut story of Little League steroids.
By Tim Green
(2009)
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Walking with Dinosaurs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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NCAA Football 09 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Solid yet disappointing sequel to football series.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
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Chop Socky Chooks TV Poster Image
age 9+
Bizarre action 'toon mixes violence, stereotypes.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2008)
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Hoosiers Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of heroic sportsmanship will inspire families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Hothead Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
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Major League Baseball 2K9 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Baseball sim little easier than MLB 09 The Show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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NBA Website Poster Image
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NBA
age 9+
Content-rich hoops site holds nothing back (including ads).
URL: http://www.nba.com/
(2009)
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NBA Live 10 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting sim of pro hoops with challenging shooting.
Platforms: PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
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